Dustin Poirier Calls for Rematch with Conor McGregor: ‘Running It Back Makes a Lot of Sense’
By: Tristen Critchfield Sep 10, 2019
Poirier seems ready to move on from his disheartening loss to
Nurmagomedov, and he already has a specific opponent in mind
for his next Octagon appearance.
“The Diamond” took to Twitter on Tuesday to call for a rematch with
onetime featherweight foe Conor
McGregor. The “Notorious” Irishman defeated Poirier by
technical knockout 1:46 into the first frame of their bout at UFC
178 on Sept. 27, 2014.
“I think me and Conor running it back makes a lot of sense at this
point,” Poirier wrote.
I think me and Conor running it back makes a
lot of sense at this point.
That setback would turn out to be Poirier’s last UFC bout at 145
pounds. He moved up to lightweight in 2015 and has since compiled a
9-2 record with one no contest, racking up notable wins over the
likes of Justin
Pettis and Eddie
After besting Poirier, McGregor went on to eventually capture
featherweight gold with a 13-second knockout of Jose Aldo at
UFC 194 in what would be his last 145-pound appearance. He moved up
to win the 155-pound championship with a stoppage of Eddie
Alvarez at UFC 205 and then relinquished the belt due to
inactivity. He came up short in his attempt to reclaim the throne
at UFC 229, falling to current champ Khabib
Nurmagomedov via fourth-round submission.